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  1. 1. Halloween
  2. 2. The Origins of Halloween <ul><li>Started by the acient Celts. </li></ul><ul><li>October 31th was the daythey celebrated the end of the harvest season in a festival called Samhain (pronounced &quot;sah-win”) </li></ul><ul><li>Signifies the end of the summer which also meant the end of the year for them as they thought that the 1 st of November was New Years Day </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Origins of Halloween <ul><li>The Celts believed that on this night, all of the ghosts and spirits left “the world of the dead” and entered into “the world of the living” </li></ul><ul><li>On Samhain the villagers made huge bonefires to drive the dead back to the spirit world and keep them away from the living. </li></ul><ul><li>In the 800s, the Pope replaced the festival of Samhain with All Saints Day, then the night before october 31th was All-Hallows Eve, which was later changed into Halloween </li></ul><ul><li>Hallow means Holly or Sainted. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Halloween in America <ul><li>Irish and Scottish immigrants carried versions of the tradition to North America in the nineteenth century. Other western countries embraced the holiday in the late twentieth century including Ireland, the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom as well as Australia and New Zealand. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Halloween Traditions 1. Bobbing for apples <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Game usually played at Halloween </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Was started in the British Isles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A large tub of water with apples in it floating on the surface. Players must try to catch one only using their mouth!! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Why is it play? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Because hundreds of years ago, people thought that if you did it, then peeled the apple in one piece and threw it over your shoulder it would land in the shape of the first letter of your true love’s name. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Halloween Traditions <ul><li>2. Trick or Treating </li></ul><ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It is usually done at Halloween </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Children go from door to door, knocking and saying “trick </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>or treat” in exchange for sweets or sometimes, money </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Why do we do it? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It originates from Britain and Ireland </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dates back to the Middle Ages when poor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>people used to go from door to door on </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Hallowmas” (November the 1 st ) receiving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>food in return for prayers for the dead on All </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Souls Day. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Halloween Traditions 3. Jack-O-Lanterns <ul><li>What are they? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lanterns made from hollowed pumpkins with carved faces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Usually displayed at Halloween </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Why do we make them? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An old Irish tradition because Irish people used to carry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>turnips with candles inside them to light their way and also </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to scare off any ghosts. It was changed to the well known </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>pumpkin by the Americans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People believe that if they are displayed at Halloween, any </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>evil spirits or ghosts will be scared off </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Halloween Traditions <ul><li>4. Fancy dress costumes </li></ul><ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>People dress up in costumes to look like such things as </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>witches, the devil, skeletons, mummies, vampires etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Why do we dress up? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>People thought that if they left their homes on this night, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>they might meet ghosts and so they dressed up so that </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>they would not be recognised! </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Halloween Traditions <ul><li>5. Telling scary stories </li></ul><ul><li>Why do we do it? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The first Halloween celebrations in America included &quot;play parties,&quot; public events held to celebrate the harvest, where neighbours would share stories of the dead, tell each other's fortunes, dance, and sing. Colonial Halloween festivities also featured the telling of ghost stories and mischief-making of all kinds. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. How do we celebrate in Puerto Rico? <ul><li>Halloween has transformed, from being a cultural and religious tradition, to a commercial and entertainment event. </li></ul><ul><li>This has also happened in the United States. </li></ul><ul><li>Children continue with the “trick-or-treat” tradition, in Puerto Rico referred as “tricortrí”. </li></ul><ul><li>Teenagers and young adults attend to parties that include shows of well known singers. </li></ul><ul><li>Others plan their own parties and enjoy Halloween with friends. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Halloween Symbols Witch Devil Jack-o-lantern / pumpkin Skeleton
  12. 12. Halloween Symbols Spider Spider’s web Haunted house
  13. 13. Halloween Symbols Black cat Bat Ghost Vampire
  14. 14. Halloween Symbols Mummy Frankenstein Werewolf